Escaping to Trivandrum South India on January 6th was the best introduction to 2018. I have been re-connecting with Indian culture, friends and trying a 7 day Ayurvedic revitalisation programme. I attended the Indian marriage ceremony of Shane with Deniz in Varkala, which was a unique Keralan wedding devised with their fascinating family and friends. I felt honoured to be invited and share only a few magic cultural moments such as Shane entering on an elephant, Deniz being dressed up in her wedding sari and jasmine braids, kathakali dancers in attendance and a boat trip.

Horses pulling the chariot, with some help from a motor, of course.

 

The exit chariot from the wedding.

 

Deniz with her wonderful father & talented Dr Vayu Naidu.

 

Keralan wedding meal served on banana leaf!

 

 

Quite an Entrance!

 

Kali (dancer from Singapore), Shane & Deniz and Ginnie in Rajasthani outfit!

 

A truly cultural event blending Malyalam, Austrian, Turkish, British, French & Swiss cultures through the family connections.